UMi spread UMi X2 release over 4 days starting today!


Chinese UMi fans will be patiently waiting for their chance to order the flagship UMi X2 today and the coming 4 days as this much-anticipated phone finally hits the market!

Originally UMi announced that the UMi X2 would be released today (May 15th) with 200,000 phones up for grabs, unsurprisingly those plans have now changed the launch will be spread over 4 days with 50,000 phones available each day from May 15th to May 18th.

The UMi X2 will go on sale in 2 versions, the top of the range 1499 Yuan ($243) with quad-core 1.5Ghz MT6589T CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM and a cheaper 1199 Yuan ($195) model with 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM.

If you are waiting for the UMi X2 to arrive internationally, UMi are working with Chinese E-commerce site Antelife and have promised early stock from the 18th May with the 2GB RAM UMi X2 priced at $321.99 and the 1GB X2 for $259.99, other resellers should begin getting their stock a week later from 25th May.

Like UMi Mobile International on Facebook for more updates.

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51 Comments

  1. May 14, 2013

    $321.99!! I could buy a bloody Xiaomi for that! God that’s expensive! Even if they asked for $270 or $280 I would’ve bought it..

    • May 15, 2013

      Yep it is a bit much, but they are also selling them a week before everyone else is. Hopefully we’ll some better prices in the not so distant future.

    • riasen
      May 15, 2013

      Umi India – STOP YOUR GIMMICKS!
      Everybody who made full payments till date has already given you his choice of colours of the mobile, complete address, and has complete history of their payments, as the payment has been through banking transaction only. Free delivery was already promised.
      What you need to confirm now by calling or sms or e-mail to customers????
      On 9th May 2013, you dishonestly and fraudulently promised to start delivery of UMI X2 between 15th – 18th May 2013 giving “firm dates of delivery” thereby falsely inducing the innocent customers who had already paid you the booking / token amount of ₹ 500/- to further make the remaining payment of ₹ 13,500/-. To falsely induce, fool and compel such customers to make the remaining payment of ₹ 13,500/- immediately, you came up with new gimmicks on 10th May 2013 that UMI X2 is sold out. To further the anxiety of such innocent customers so that they immediately pay you the remaining ₹ 13,500/-, you came up with another new gimmick on 11th May 2013 by declaring the price increase of 2,500/- with shipping of UMI X2 2gb ram 32gb ROM.
      If you fail to deliver UMI X2 2gb ram 32gb ROM to DHL between 15th – 18th May 2013 for delivery to the customers who have by now made the full payments of ₹ 14,000/- to you, it will amount to “Cheating and Criminal Breach of Trust” under the Indian Penal Code.
      HENCE, STOP YOUR GIMMICKS – WAKE UP – YOU HAVE ONLY THREE DAYS TO DELIVER THE PRODUCT TO DHL FOR DELIVERY TO CUSTOMERS.
      If your customers do not receive the sms or e-mail of having delivered UMI X2 2gb ram 32gb ROM to DHL they will be forced to initiate criminal action against Umi India Directors, officers and employees for cheating and embezzlement of payments made by customers and seizure of your bank accounts, closure of your website and Facebook accounts before ECONOMIC OFFENCE WING OF POLICE

      • Baklol
        May 16, 2013

        Aaah… This is not the right forum Riasen… And if you have a problem with UMI then go sue them who stopped you?
        Why do you have to publish it everywhere?

        • riasen
          May 16, 2013

          You paid blogger – shut your mouth!
          Suing UMI India is definitely on cards. Wait for 19th May 2013.
          I will make sure not only to complain myself against UMI India before EOW of Police if the promise is not acted upon by UMI India but also help others by posting “Ready Made Performa for filing / sending complaints to EOW of Police” by others who are not conversant with drafting of such complaints.

          • ummai
            May 17, 2013

            Please keep us posted Riasen.

        • riasen
          May 16, 2013

          Since 15th May I have not seen any of your posts in UMI India Facebook! Why you are so afraid to raise your voice in praise of UMI India now since 15th May.

  2. May 15, 2013

    Waiting for Neo N003…

  3. May 15, 2013

    Hm. I’ve found this: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/quad-core-phone/898219996.html
    What do you think?

  4. ban
    May 15, 2013

    what the different of x2 sell in chine at price 1499 Yuan ($243) vs international at price $321.99?

    • Tonyto
      May 15, 2013

      No difference…

      We are not chinese!

  5. MrPsanter
    May 15, 2013

    Since Antelife has a reputation of being an unreliable reseller, we will hopefully have other online alternative.

  6. joe
    May 15, 2013

    I really like the look of the iocean and the jiayu but Umi is the first to release a 2gb ram 5″ phone so they’ll get my money. FU iocean release your goddamn phone stop fucking around with the youth version.

    • Simon
      May 15, 2013

      Iocean looks really good, even if they “only” have an 8 megapixel back camera, hopefully they will send Andi one and he can put it through its pace aswell.

  7. bre
    May 15, 2013

    pandawill.com $229 UMI X2 1GB, $299 2GB

    • May 15, 2013

      Antelife might be reducing their prices to compete. I’ll update this article if they do.

      • May 15, 2013

        Isnt mentoo a good webshop? They seem fair… they alwayz mail back imediatly.

        So from what i undrstand the 2gb version also gets released?

      • Simon
        May 15, 2013

        Someone told me Antelife is the arm of another company, but I’ve forgotten the name. They seem to have many online reviews of smartphones. However I sent them an email query and they never reponded. Bit this is more for discussion in the forums.

        • May 15, 2013

          They are quite a large company and work with many of the manufacturers here to sell their phones. Never had to use them myself, but looking at their site the prices are a bit steep on some handsets.

      • May 16, 2013

        on antelife prices have decreased now:
        umi x2 2Go is about 299.99$ and umi x2 1Go at 229.99$. Antelife says that they have 1000 pieces of each version.

  8. Albert
    May 15, 2013

    Andi can u pls do something with that both links with full sample photos of G4 and X2 cse they are not working:
    Dropbox Error..
    Error (509)
    This account’s public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

    • May 15, 2013

      Ah yes, thanks for reminding me. I’ll fix it this evening.

  9. May 15, 2013

    damn, Indian customers are angry now. trust me it has taken too much time and our money still umi facebook is not updating any status regarding delivery, no phone no email contact. atleast can anyone please tell me how to contact umimobile, cas whatever the contact no they have assigned for the customer is useless they have putted a recording on that no which says the same thing. “we have recorded ur no we will be get back to u shortly” . i mean what is this ??

    • May 15, 2013

      When is their launch? Perhaps they have stock?

      • May 15, 2013

        they have delayed x2 from march mid, for some silly reasons like ram problem with mediatek compatibility, custom duty in india etc etc. till how much a customer wait. they have just sended a message on phone saying that “ur set will be delivered to u 5 to 7 days”.

      • May 15, 2013

        Like I said only fake promises. 15th May was the date. I guess no news from them.!

        • May 15, 2013

          Try this Facebook page for updates on UMi products https://www.facebook.com/UMiMobileInternational

          • May 15, 2013

            Andi: try this facebook page https://www.facebook.com/umimobile, more then 3.5k ppl are there. see their comments regarding depositing of money and tokens. and see what Umi india has posted. they want only money, no updates regarding delivery.

            • May 15, 2013

              I have and I have also contacted UMi about it.

          • May 15, 2013

            thanks andi if any update from umi then pls post it to fb umi india . take care

            • riasen
              May 16, 2013

              The fraudulent business practices of UMI India is writ large, as they are afraid to disclose their Corporate Office/ Registered Office in India and the details of various directors and officers. Can a legal entity without disclosure of their office and contact addresses do business??? And if it is being done, does not it show the impropriety of their business practices???

  10. m1k0
    May 15, 2013

    Is there three versions?
    1) 1.5Ghz MT6589T CPU, 2GB RAM (China),
    2) 1.2Ghz MT6589, 1GB RAM (China),
    3) 1.2Ghz MT6589, 2GB RAM (International)

    Please, clarify this

  11. prabu
    May 15, 2013

    Andi..
    y many sellers are selling non turbo processors??

    when can v expect ur umi x2 review?? did u got the turbo version??

    • May 15, 2013

      I think you will find that no one is going to get non-turbo stock, there is even talk of only 2 Chinese online resellers being allowed to sell the 2GB model.

      • Rob
        May 16, 2013

        Which two Andi?

  12. MrPsanter
    May 15, 2013

    It’s a pity so many chinese companies (shops and manufacturers) behave like their customers are idiots. If they were treating them properly like the big guns (Samsung, Apple and so on), they would already conquer the whole market, no question about that.

    The problem is that they are unable (unwilling?) to properly communicate with their potential customers which is a complete lack of respect.

    It’s not enough to create some hype six months ahead of for an almost finished product and behave as if the product launch actually occur in the next two weeks instead. After that, you delay the product launch every two or three weeks for some lame reasons.

    Maybe this way to make business is working well in China (who the hell care of ‘fanbase’ in Europe or US anyway?) but I’m not sure that the rest of the world is ready for that kind of behavior.

    Chinese companies definetely need some adjusting in order to make it in the top tier.

  13. iMat2.9
    May 15, 2013

    Antelife are a rip-off, every phone they list is at inflated prices, I’d rather wait then give them my money.

  14. geo
    May 15, 2013

    Antelife is postponing FOR 25Th oF MAY and THEY DONT KNOW ABOUT THE 6589T VERSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MrPsanter
      May 15, 2013

      Exactly what I was refering to in my last post: Typical chinese behavior.

    • May 15, 2013

      That’s very odd as they have been chatting to me all day about the 2GB RAM X2….

      • Nbabu
        May 16, 2013

        Andi, did they confirm to you that they will ship te Umi X2 with the MT6589T processor?

        Because it isn’t mentioned anywhere on the Antelife website you linked in your article.

  15. Diego Guzman
    May 15, 2013

    Andy in this moment they sell MT6589t? and OTG?

  16. leon
    May 15, 2013

    yeap , international buyer always gets screwed by the price.

  17. May 16, 2013

    Hello Andi, pls what are the supported bands for the UMi X2? Does it support 3G 900/1800? Screenshots if you can pls.
    Like the Jiayu thread http://www.gizchina.com/gizchina-forum/topic/jiayu-g4-supported-bands/

  18. jerry
    May 17, 2013

    Hi Andi: Do u know if any customer (chinese/indian or any one else) got the UMI X2 mob in hands?

    • May 17, 2013

      I think it’s too soon. The presale ends tomorrow, so I imagine they will start shipping next week for China.

      • ChinaWizKid
        May 20, 2013

        It is further delayed, Change in Camera, Sensor module, MT6589T, (earlier batch recalled by Mediatek) etc etc….All the Best, all previous review and video is now meaningless

        • May 20, 2013

          It looks like they have shipped the MT6589 version of the phone (the same as I am reviewing) to international resellers, and are now having issues with the MT6589T. I read that they were changing the camera to a Sunny version, but now I’m hearing they aren’t….. It’s ridiculous!

          • ChinaWizKid
            May 20, 2013

            yes, certainly, with old chipset, they should recall their production, else this company is not going to survive and will find a law suit, too. Their Production Engineers, Designers all are amateur , no marketing skills, no integrity, no loyalty towards those who paid them. Everything is questionable.